Kandahar Assassinations Show Rising Taliban Strength in Afghanistan

Afghan Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq, left, Kandahar provincial chief of police, shakes hands with Afghan Uniform Police instructors at the Kandahar Regional Training Center in southern Afghanistan, Jun. 7, 2012 (Renee Crisostomo via Wikimedia Commons)

by International Crisis Group At least one gunman attacked a gathering of Afghan and U.S. officials inside the Kandahar governor’s compound on the afternoon of October 18. The shooter, believed to be one of the governor’s guards, killed the most powerful man in… Continue Reading  

The Legacy of Infinite War

Army Lt. Gen. Austin S. Miller testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee

by Nick Turse Raids by U.S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018.) A U.S. drone strike in Yemen. (I could be talking about 2002 or 2018.) Missions by Green Berets in Iraq. (I could be talking about 2003 or 2018.) While so much about… Continue Reading